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How Much Assistance is Needed to Support Renters Through the COVID-19 Crisis?   [open pdf - 224KB]

From the Document: "In this brief, we compare four published estimates (including one from the Urban Institute) to size the problem of income lost to renters, and then use a new methodology to both stratify who is most affected by the rental crisis and estimate their resulting unpaid rent. We simulate the effect of actual job loss on renter households using newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the change in job loss from February to April by state and by industry. We believe our findings improve on prior estimates because we do not assume total job loss in vulnerable industries and do not assume full take-up of unemployment assistance."

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2020-06
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2020 Urban Institute. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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